This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.
During New Year’s Eve a young model spends the day searching for her grandmother who has suspiciously gone missing.
Hanna Amon and her brother Thomas live on an estate they’ve inherited from their parents. Local veterinarian Brunner loves Hanna from afar, and Thomas is in love with the daughter of the local mayor. Love, however, doesn’t always mean happiness, as both Hanna and Thomas are soon to find out.
When man-about-town Saheiji finds himself unable to pay for a bill at a brothel, he is forced to remain there to work off his debt. However he finds his wit and resourcefulness enable him to turn this situation to his advantage, as he interacts with a whole range of characters, from rivalling courtesans to political activists.
Red Cross volunteer Lee Ashley arrives in New Caledonia in 1943, hoping to find out details about the death of her husband on Guadalcanal. Initially reluctant to involve herself in nursing responsibilities, Lee is galvanized by leader Kate Connors. Although courted by an old friend, Lee falls for the roguish Lt. Col. Colin Black, despite his harsh manner. The pair become involved — until Colin’s carelessness proves to have lasting ramifications.
A London copper and his family on holiday, a Yank gangster/crooner, a junior journalist, a waxworks horror museum owner and his unfaithful dolly bird wife congregate on Brighton’s Palace Pier for blackmail and murder.
This film examines the reasons why the United States decided to engage in the Korean War. Scenes describe Russia’s attempt to gain power following World War II (Korea included), and its refusal to allow free elections in the country. Footage shows Soviet-backed North Korean troops’ movement into South Korea on June 25, 1950, the United Nations’ response, and the armed struggle against both North Korean and later Chinese troops led by General Douglas MacArthur.
Movie producer Willi Bauche is so obsessed with planning the career of his starlet wife, Ann that he has neglected to make her feel loved. Frustrated with his lack of attention, Ann quits the business and runs off with soldier Marco Ranieri. Willi becomes so upset that, while drunk, he orders a hit on Marco — but then realizes that Ann is also in danger. He rushes to save her, trying to finally show the love that he neglected for so long.